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Q&A: Candace McDuffie on 50 Rappers Who Changed the World

If you’ve read much about Boston’s thriving hip hop scene, there’s a good chance you’ve read a story by Candace McDuffie. The Brighton-based journalist (and […]

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Travel

Indulge Your Taste for the Macabre on a Tour of Abandoned Medical Facilities

Abandoned healthcare facilities—from dingy asylums to halogen-lit hospitals with endless hallways—hold a place of honor in horror movies. And since your Netflix queue of spine-tinglers […]

Travel

Drive around Massachusetts to Find These Five Idyllic Covered Bridges

We’ve all perfected the art of the aimless drive this year, but if you’re looking for a bit of direction for your weekend leaf-peeping, it […]

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Travel

Five Hidden-Gem Outdoor Sculpture Parks to Visit on a Quick Trip from Boston

After months of finding yourself cooped up inside, chances are your eyes would love a glimpse at something bolder than your four walls. Luckily, these […]

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Arts & Entertainment

The Best Places to Go Pumpkin Picking near Boston

Autumn in New England is a special time. With temperatures dropping after a long, hot summer, it’s time for some wholesome fall activities and eats, from apple picking and corn […]

Arts & Entertainment

The Interview: MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell

Is it any surprise that one of cable news’s most progressive prime-time stars calls Boston his hometown? After a career that’s included stints in Washington […]

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Travel

Four Islands with Great Foliage to Visit near Boston

The phrase “island hopping” might paint a picture of piña coladas in the Caribbean, but how about a beachy fall getaway closer to home? Throughout […]

Arts & Entertainment

Seven Fall Date Ideas to Try Out around Boston

Another New England fall is upon us, and while we can always count on the changing foliage to keep us outside, we have a few […]

Travel

Travel Guide: Avoid the Crowds With an October Trip To Martha’s Vineyard

It used to be that the Tuesday after Labor Day, you could almost hear a sigh escape from all corners of Martha’s Vineyard as the […]

Arts & Entertainment

Five Boston Artists Making the Most of Instagram during Quarantine

@majenta_with_a_J Glam-punk drag queen Majenta with a J has spent the pandemic rounding up other colorful entertainers for her virtual “Full Spin” shows: Each fierce […]

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Travel

Here’s a First Look Inside the Newly Renovated Mandarin Oriental, Boston

It’s been said that 2020 is an excellent year to get a little work done—with nobody around to see your downtime, you can emerge from […]

Travel

Use This Interactive Fall Foliage 2020 Map to Plan Your Next Getaway

One of the few predictable outcomes of 2020 will soon come to pass: In a matter of weeks, leaf-peeping season will arrive more or less […]

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Travel

Five Motor-Inns and Motel-Inspired Spots for a Retro Road Trip from Boston

Ah, the family road trip. Remember piling into the car with some snacks, breezing down the highway, and rolling into a no-frills motel to get […]

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Arts & Entertainment

How To Save Boston’s Art Scene—Before It’s Too Late

When COVID-19 brought the curtain down on life as we knew it, where did Bostonians turn for comfort? To the arts, of course. We binge-watched […]

Travel

Travel Guide: Glamp Your Way Through Rustic Bar Harbor, Maine

Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean the outdoor adventures have to end. An early-fall lounge in Bar Harbor bridges the seasons, beckoning with […]